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Santa Monica nativity scenes: no decision by City Council yet

A Christmas nativity scene is displayed at Palisades Park in Santa Monica in this undated file photo.

May 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Santa Monica City Council has put on hold any decision to ban Christmas nativity scenes and other holiday displays at Palisades Park.

The City Council on Tuesday delayed a decision until at least June 12.

The city attorney has recommended banning all displays in the park, following opposition from a group of atheists.

The scenes, which include Christmas displays and a menorah, have been a tradition for nearly 60 years.